We’ll take a walk to the neighborhood of Lavapiés, not only the most multicultural neighborhood of Madrid but also one of the oldest and most popular of the city. It’s also the favorite neighborhood of Madrid artists. Diversity has made Lavapiés a culturally rich and interesting neighborhood with many cultural and culinary delights for its habitants and visitors. Lavapiés is also filled with street art. We’ll start in Plaza de Lavapies, where I’ll tell you more interesting things about the medieval history of the area, why and since when it’s been a multicultural neighborhood and I’ll talk more about some current socio-cultural aspects. Later, we’ll lose ourselves in the steep and narrow streets, making various stops at interesting attractions like: works of street art, murals, plazas, buildings, etc. We’ll continue on and visit the cultural center, La Tabacalera, an old tabaco factory that is now a self-run cultural center with a large variety of free cultural activities and events for the community. The interior of this place is decorated with hundreds of urban art works made by very talented artists. To finish things off, we’ll visit el Merado de San Fernando, a very local market where we’ll try a typical madrilenian drink, Vermouth. The drink is not included in the price but it costs only two euros. See you soon!
I consider myself a very social and extroverted person. The things that interest me most are: traveling, learning languages, dancing, running in the park, reading books and going out with friends. I’m also a very naturally curious person who loves to explore, so while living here in Madrid I became a local expert little by little. Five years ago, I asked myself, if I know the undiscovered spots of the city so well and I love to learn about other cultures, why don’t I organize activities in Madrid for foreigners? This was how I began planning activities for foreigners that visit our city. I’ve done it all, walking history tours, culinary tours, events, etc. and the best part is, I really enjoy doing it!
We’ll start in the Plaza de Lavapiés, a plaza that’s alive with an ambiance of multicultural diversity. We’ll walk through the narrow and steep streets, making various stops in the most interesting places. We’ll visit La Tabacalera, an old tabacco factory that is currently a self-run cultural center for artists. We’ll try Vermouth, a typical madrilenian drink. The drink is not included in the price but it costs only two euros.